Garrison v. Williams-Bennett et al
ORDER granting 7 Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by District Judge Robert H. Cleland. (LWag)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-12823
KYRA WILLIAMS-BENNETT &
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL
Plaintiff Michael Garrison, presently proceeding in propria persona and in forma
pauperis, filed a “Motion to Appoint Counsel” on September 12, 2016. (Dkt. # 7.) While
the court has no way to “appoint” pro bono counsel, “[t]he court may request an attorney
to represent any person unable to afford counsel.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(1). Given the
complexity of the issues presented and the restrictions imposed on Plaintiff’s access to
the internet and other resources for legal research, the court concludes that Plaintiff
would benefit from the assistance of counsel. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s “Motion to Appoint Counsel” (Dkt. # 7) is
GRANTED. The court will endeavor to find counsel willing to represent Plaintiff in this
matter free of charge. The court will notify the parties and schedule a status conference
once it has found such counsel.
s/Robert H. Cleland
ROBERT H. CLELAND
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: October 13, 2016
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of record
on this date, October 13, 2016, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
Case Manager and Deputy Clerk
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